Congressman Rogers serving on three appropriations subcommittees

01/16/2017 08:00 PM

With more than three decades of experience in the appropriations committees in the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, is adding to his biography by serving on three appropriations subcommittees in the 115th Congress.

Rogers, who served as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee from 2011 to 2016, is serving on three U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittees during the 115th Congress, according to a press release.

The longest serving Kentucky Republican to hold federal office, is chairing the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies, Rogers also returns as a member of the Subcommittees on Defense and Commerce, Justice and Science.

“The three combined committees are responsible for the oversight of more than $625 billion in discretionary spending for our national security, military operations, economic development, science and space research, as well as federal law enforcement and illegal drug efforts,” Rogers said. “It is an honor to return to these subcommittees, as we work to get our fiscal house in order and strengthen this great nation.”

As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee from 2011 to 2016, Rogers cut spending by $126 billion, considered 2122 amendments to appropriations bills on the House floor and conducted 650 oversight hearings, according to the release.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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